Presidential Perspectives

News, Videos and Sermons from the Seventh-day Adventist Church President

Questions & Answers

Does the Adventist Church have music guidelines?

Q: Are there guidelines about what kind of music can be played in Adventist churches? Many are using rock bands with bass and electric guitars. It feels as if the church is more like a café or a pop/rock concert. What is your point of view about...

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What is the Adventist Church’s position on jewelry?

Q: Recently, I heard a Seventh-day Adventist church leader state that he doesn't think the Adventist Church has a fixed position on wearing jewelry and it's up to the local church to resolve these issues. Is this true? I'm confused. What's the...

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How can I become a real Christian?

Q: I have always wanted to be transformed by the Holy Spirit, but up until now I feel no change in myself. I want to be a real Christian, but I fail. What advice can you give me for being a real Christian? —Yvette, from Rwanda A: Yvette, I...

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Can non-Adventists preach in Adventist churches and at other Adventist events?

Q: There is a growing concern about ecumenism in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, such as non-Adventists preaching in Adventist churches, performing at Adventist youth events, and Adventist choirs participating in Sunday church services. Does the...

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Pastors are straying from God's Word. Why can't the General Conference help us?

Q: What are your suggestions to church members who want to be loyal to the votes of the General Conference, to practice public evangelism, to share quotes of the Spirit of Prophecy, who do not question our 28 fundamental beliefs, and who want to...

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What is the right course of action for a pastor who misused church funds?

Q: An Adventist pastor’s father died and the pastor had to repatriate the body to his home province for burial. To cover this emergency, the pastor withdrew the equivalent of U.S.$5,400 from church funds in the church’s bank account by forging the...

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